Laurie Robinson to Become Newest Robinson Professor in the Fall
Laurie Robinson will become the Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society this fall. She has twice served as a Senate-confirmed, Presidentially-appointed Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Her three years of service in the Obama Administration, coupled with seven years in the same post in the Clinton Administration, make her the longest serving head of the agency in its 45-year history. Between her stints in the Justice Department, Robinson launched, and then directed, the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Science Program in Criminology and served as a Distinguished Senior Scholar in Penn’s Jerry Lee Center of Criminology. She will be teaching CRIM 790, a capstone course for students pursuing a new concentration on Criminology Policy and Practice within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society’s MA program.